2000 Isuzu Trooper

Tiny
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  • 2000 ISUZU TROOPER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
How to fix code P0401?
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 10:18 PM

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Tiny
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That is an egr valve fault, that means its dirty, and the hose that is connected to it may be dirty, along with the intake manifold.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
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I would try doing a top engine cleaning aside from cleaning the egr valve.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 10:23 PM
Tiny
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A top engine cleaning is when you take a bottle of seafoam and methodically pull it through the vacuum system, prefferably a small vacuum hose.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 10:24 PM
Tiny
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What it does is(depending how dirty your system is) it will clean all the built up carbon etc, and burn it through the combustion system, the vehicle remains running as you do this, and you must keep the your fingers on the throttle plate so that the car doesnt shut off and keep a minimum of the seafoam going in at one time to avoid lock up. I dont know if that could even happen, because this stuff will evaporate on contact with heat, but I never gave it the option to happen. Its an awesome trick, and your vehicle will feel brand new. But if you've never done it, I would try to get someone who has some experience with it so that we dont have the potential for lock up
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 10:31 PM
Tiny
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Thanks a lot legitimate007,

I heard abot seafoam. Also, where is entry point to a vacuum system. Would it be from the EGR plugins?
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 10:52 PM
Tiny
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A lot of people say the brake booster, but I dont like using that, because your unable to pinch it off if need be, you I like to use the pcv vavle hose, or like you said the egr hose
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 10:56 PM
Tiny
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Id also like to remind you that you will see a lot of black smoke coming from the exhaust, that is only burnt up carbon, it should be clean by the time you finish, no more black smoke
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 10:58 PM

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